Being in a union and having the protection and benefits is much like homeowners insurance. I have been paying on my policy for decades and with the exception of one or two smaller claims for a damaged roof I have not needed to replace my home and belongings due to a fire, but I’m covered if it should happen. I can’t get a policy after the accident and expect it to cover my loss. The same holds true of union representation and legal support should it be needed. Be sure to stay current and please help your colleagues understand the dangers of falling into arrears and becoming a member NOT in good standing.

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